Never Slowing Down
Lunice Fermin Pierre II is a name that is becoming familiar to everyone involved in underground club culture. The young Montreal producer’s notoriety is a well-versed topic of dialogue in the electronic community and Lunice hasn’t even revealed even half of what he has to offer. That must be why the head of Scottish based label ‘LuckyMe’ has fondly dubbed him as ‘That Guy’. Lunice creates for the sake of creating, and when describing his creative process the key point of experimentation comes up — an ideology that is well suited to artists of all breeds. “What catches my attention is stuff that I wouldn’t expect in a typical manner.” explains Lunice over the phone. “You can definitely notice it a lot in Rustie and Hudson Mohawks music. Not only that, when I hear Bangladesh produce I’m like a lot of this is completely what you wouldn’t hear in a conventional rap song. That’s the stuff that really catches my attention. That pretty much defines my production and I think more and more people are starting to notice that more.”
The amount of work that Lunice puts into creating music is astounding. He is making his own music and touring while working along side label giants Mad Decent. He has recently teamed up with Hudson Mohawke to create the impressive TNGHT while simultaneously linking up with RBMA Canada tour mates Ango and Prison Garde as ‘Nouveau Palais’, who made their first debut at the 2012 edition of Mutek. “The whole Nouveau Palais project is Ango and Prison Garde – Sixtoo – he’s the dude I look up to, if I didn’t meet this guy I wouldn’t be the kind of person I am today, so it’s going to be a real experience. It’s going to be the core of the types of sounds we experiment with. You know when we work on the Nouveau Palais project that’s the thing, it’s all out full on Nerdy, bending all kinds of rules and certain sounds and trying to find different ways of doing things.”
The project TNGHT, with Hudson Mohawk, started off with the same mutual respect between the two group members “The basic appreciation of each others music is what made us put the EP out, it’s literally just that. We’re just two dudes who like to explore that ‘sound’ or whatever you want to say, it’s all just having fun while producing really. Right now its out in the open with our first record out.”
The two came to a point where they refined their sound into something with less bold layering and traded it in for more simplicity while keeping each tune crisp and hard. “In a way its sort of hard to make something that simple and that loud.” Lunice admits, “The idea of trying to make it as loud sounding, with production that’s so simple, we just for some reason had the idea at the same time to tackle and go for it without even knowing. That’s the whole idea, just keep working and exploring different types of sounds trying to find different types of ways of doing a certain song. After we have a library of sounds we’re like ok what do we do with this?”
It is obviously apparent that the amount of talent that seems to course through this young, Canadian producer is astounding and that he has no intentions of stopping.
Catch Lunice with Guests on September 15 @HIFI Club
By Jamie Goyman